Monday – Read, build, and play with LEGO DUPLO as they host free, fun-filled programs for little ones at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library from 10-11am and the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library from3-4pm. (And programs will take place at several DC Public Libraries every day this week and at the National Book Festival this weekend. Go here for locations and times.)
Tuesday – Attend Mommy & Me (& Daddy Too!), the Rockville Town Square’s free monthly program for kids. Storytime, interactive movement, arts & crafts, and merchant sponsored activities are part of the active learning and creative play. The program runs 10am – 12pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free. Go early at 9am to try a free Stroller Strides workout before the session begins (tomorrow only).
Wednesday – Cruise the Potomac from National Harbor to Old Town Alexandria (or vice versa) on a water taxi adventure. The Potomac Riverboat Company operates daily between the two destinations at various times throughout the day — see the schedule here. Tickets are $7/ages 12 and up, $4/kids under 12 each way (infants are free), and you can get a $2 discount on online round trip ticket purchases. Plan to hang out, have a bite to eat, shop, and play while you’re on land.
Thursday – Take a tour of the Pride of Baltimore II, a reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner privateer that will be sailing into the Washington Navy Yard and docked there later this week. Free general deck tours will be available to the public from 1-4pm on Thursday and Friday. The ship can be reached by the Riverwalk Trail, along the Anacostia River.
Friday – Celebrate the official start of autumn at Ticonderoga Farm’s Fall Pumpkin Festival. Take a hayride, pick a pumpkin from the patch, play on the Noah’s Ark playground, guzzle some yummy apple cider, and much more. Admission is $8.95 on weekdays ($14.95 on weekends and holidays when more attractions are open), hours are 9am – 6pm.